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How Can You Safely Cut Down Your Dose Of Fluoxetine
Easily with doc help: Fluoxetine has a 5 day half life in the body, which makes withdrawal problems rare, and tapering not necessary. But do do this with the advice and consultation of your doctor so that you don't risk the return of the symptoms it was helping with. Sometimes you don't realize how much a medication was helping until you lower or stop it. ...Read more
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more
How do you discriminate between happiness and hypomania during prozac (fluoxetine) withdrawal? My mood and energy have been much better since tapering down my dose
10-20mg/day: 10-20mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does a higher dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) start to get into your system. (Went from 50-60 since Friday)?
Several days: Within 3-5 days I'd expect the higher dose to be stabilizing in your bloodstream. Whether or not that translates into clinical effects for the purpose your doctor prescribed it though is a different story since there may be much more lag time for the body to RESPOND to a medication or its increase than, for the substance to actually get to measurably higher/stable levels. Make sense? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just wondering if you can tell me if there is an optimal dose for fluoxetine. I'm currently taking 10mg (for a year now).
Fluoxetine: Dose may depend on why fluoxetine is prescribed, but most people take 20mg. May need higher for ocd, or less for other kinds of anxiety alone. With depression, generally 20mg. Have used higher doses for depression sometimes too. Need to titrate for individual patient response. ...Read more
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